Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Research in General Practice

HRB Centre for Primary Care Research

The HRB Centre for Primary Care Research (CPCR) was established in 2008 and is funded by the Health Research Board (HRB) in Ireland. The CPCR is a national centre for research in primary care in Ireland, led by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin, Queen's University Belfast and more recently the National University of Ireland, Galway.

The Programme aims to enhance patient safety in terms of prescribing, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the care of patient's utilising information and communication technology (ICT) across a number of work packages. Work package 1 focuses on improving medicines management and safer medicines in primary care. Work package 2 focuses on evaluating the impact computerised decision support in primary care while Work package 3 examines effective care delivery with a focus on multi-morbidity and variation in prescribing.


Practical Course in Health Research Methods

The Department of General Practice & the Division of Population Health Sciences offer a highly comprehensive Practical Course in Health Research Methods. This course is run bi-annually.

Click here for further information on this course.